Providence Friars vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 12/20/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Providence (+5)
The Seton Hall Pirates (5-3) play the Providence Friars (4-2) at Prudential Center on Sunday. Seton Hall opens this contest as 5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 142.5.
Providence will play this game with a win-loss mark of 4-2 for the season. The Friars are hitting 24.3% on shots from distance (25 of 103) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They average 74.5 pts per game (159th in college hoops) while connecting on 46.4% from the floor. They are giving up possession 9.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Providence is pulling down 34.2 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 80 assists for the year, which ranks 139th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Friars are forcing 13.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 fouls. They are ranked 175th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 69 surrendered this year. The Friars defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.0% (148 of 329) and they concede 33.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 33.9% on 3-point shots and they rank 187th in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.3).
The Providence Friars faced off with the TCU Horned Frogs and walked away with a win by a score of 79-70 in their last contest. Providence ended the contest with a 52.4% FG percentage (33 of 63) and converted 7 of their 16 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Friars knocked down 6 of their 13 attempts for a percentage of 46.2%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 28 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 22 assists for the contest as well as getting 10 steals and 2 blocks. In reference to the defense, Providence allowed 52.4% from the floor on 33 out of 63. TCU earned 18 dimes and 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Horned Frogs grabbed 19 boards (3 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 2 rejections. TCU finished the game at 71.4% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of 14 attempts. They converted 6 of their 14 attempts from 3-point land.
David Duke is one player who had an impact in the game. He notched 28 points on 11 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes and collected 2 rebounds. Duke shot 57.9% from the field and also earned 7 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Friars was Nate Watson. He grabbed 8 boards and also collected 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 61.5% from the floor for the contest by shooting 8-of-13 (18 points). When the game finished, Watson was on the hardwood for 29 min.
Seton Hall has a mark of 5-3 on the year. The Pirates are committing 16.1 fouls every game and they go 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.8 times per game (164th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 13.6 times per game. Seton Hall has accumulated 612 points for the year (76.5 per contest) and they average 35.3 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Pirates are connecting on 46.0% from the floor, which ranks 146th in college basketball. The Pirates on defense are ranked 183rd in the country in points per game surrendered with 70.3. They have given up 11.9 assists and 35.1 boards per contest, which has them ranked 122nd and 161st in college hoops. The Seton Hall defense allows 32.7% on 3-pointers (55 of 168) and opponents are making 71.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the field (184th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Seton Hall Pirates walked away with a victory by a final of 70-63 against the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Pirates were able to snag 24 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for this contest. They turned away 2 tries while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Golden Eagles committed 15 fouls in this game which took the Pirates to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a clip of 83.3%. With respect to three-point shots, Seton Hall converted 9 of their 21 attempts (42.9%). When all was said and done, the Pirates finished 23 for 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.4%. The Pirates permitted the Golden Eagles to convert 24 out of 59 tries from the field which had them shooting 40.7% in this contest. They finished shooting 36.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 out of 19 and ended up shooting 8 of 8 at the free throw line (100.0%). Regarding rebounding, Seton Hall allowed Marquette to snag 35 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Sandro Mamukelashvili played big minutes for the Pirates for the matchup. He made 6 out of 16 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Mamukelashvili snagged 6 rebounds in his 39 minutes and accumulated 7 dimes for the contest. Another guy that was pivotal for Seton Hall was Jared Rhoden. He finished with 16 points in his 35 minutes on the court via 5 of 11 shooting in the matchup. Rhoden walked away from this one going 45.5% from the field in addition to totaling 2 dimes and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seton Hall (-5)
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